Doctoral Students

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Current PhD students within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at University of the Highlands and Islands are:

Kevin Muirhead              
Research Title/Topic: Technology Enabled Dementia Education for Healthcare Professionals in Rural Scotland   
Director of Studies: Dr Leah Macaden    
Other Supervisors: Prof Keith Smyth, Dr Colin Chandler

Ronie Walters  
Research Title/Topic: Health literacy and cardiac rehab 
Director of Studies: Prof Trish Gorely      
Other Supervisors: Prof Steve Leslie

Ruth Mantle     
Research Title/Topic: Bringing the Virtual into Reality: Immersive Virtual Environment Technology and Wellbeing for People Living with Dementia in Rural Settings: An Action Research Project         
Director of Studies: Dr Leah Macaden    
Other Supervisors: Prof Annetta Smith, Dr Mark Grindle, Dr Cameron Stark

Chrissie Lane    
Research Title/Topic: Impact of Outdoor Activity on Breast Cancer Recovery      
Director of Studies: Prof Gill Hubbard     
Other Supervisors: Prof Trish Gorely, Prof Hugo van Woerden, Dr Sarah-Anne Munoz

Rebecca Hunter              
Research Title/Topic: Digital Self-Management of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Realist Review         
Director of Studies: Prof Trish Gorely      
Other Supervisors: Dr Michelle Beattie, Dr Ania Zubala, Dr James Beastall

Kara Callum      
Research Title/Topic: High Intensity Training in Cardiac Patients
Director of Studies: Prof Trish Gorely      
Other Supervisors: Prof Steve Leslie, Dr Dan Crabtree

Hannah Hollinger
Research Title/Topic: Fatigue Management in Multiple Sclerosis              
Director of Studies: Prof Gill Hubbard
Other Supervisors: Dr Michelle Beattie, Dr Clare Carolan

Julie Munro
Research Title/Topic: The Feasibility of Physical Activity for Stoma Self-management (PASS)          
Director of Studies: Prof Gill Hubbard
Other Supervisors: Dr Michelle Beattie, Prof Trish Gorely

Fiona Young
Research Title/Topic: Nurse Led Interventions to Improve the Management of Symptoms of IBD           
Director of Studies: Prof Gill Hubbard
Other Supervisors: Dr Michelle Beattie